Yoga Conference Highlights from Sharath’s Stockholm Visit

There is a new video of Sharath doing a conference in Stockholm recently. Enjoy.

Highlights from the Video:

 

  • Ashtanga is based on Patanali’s 8 limbs of yoga
  • Yoga is to control the mind, stop the mind and bring stability to the mind
  • Incorporate Yamas and Niyamas into your life
  • The verse sthira-sukham-āsanam, Yoga Sutra 2:46, a yoga postures should be steady and comfortable refers to the state of the posture after a long period of daily practice. At first the pose is not steady or comfortable. That comes with time
  • No fear, no fun
  • If you change the vinyasa system, it won’t serve its purpose
  • Led class is for understanding the vinyasa and breath.
  • Numbers of breath can change but practice should not be to fast or to slow
  • Primary Series should be no longer than 1 hr 20, 25 minutes
  • Sharath was sick as a child. He was in bed for 4 months with no walking
  • When he practiced as a teenager, Sharath got up at 3:30AM
  • Asana is not the final state of yoga
  • Asana is for stability of  mind and body and to gain health. You need this to experience the higher limbs and states of yoga
  • The new rule of studying for two months with an authorized certified teacher is because he is only 1 person and he cannot handle all the students coming in by himself.  He teaches from 4AM-12:30PM and then has to be with his wife and children.
  • Mula Bhanda brings stability to the mind
  • Jalandhara Bandha is mainly practiced during pranayama
  • Yoga is a spiritual practice
  • Yoga should happen within you
  • Yoga is 24 hours a day
  • Yoga is not limited to asanas
  • Do what you can
  •  Don’t compare yourself to others
  • Do the closing prayer every day. It is for a healthy society, to support the path of truth and the happiness of all beings including animals.

 

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